Biggest ever Sarawak Energy Run raises RM51,655 for charity

Runners setting off after being flagged off.

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KUCHING, Dec 10: Sarawak Energy Run 2019 attracted more than 1,000 runners, the biggest number since the introduction of the run six years ago, and raised RM51,655 for various charitable bodies.

According to a media release today, this year’s run also saw the inclusion of an additional category — the Utility category — which saw the participation of runners who came to compete at Utility Games 2019.

The run, organised to promote healthy lifestyles among Sarawak Energy’s staff, also aimed to give back to the community with funds raised from the runners’ registration fee.

The run was flagged off by Sarawak Energy’s Group chief operating officer Lu Yew Hung and chief financial officer Alexander Chin on Sunday (Dec 8) morning. It was organised in conjunction with the Utility Games and divided into the 10km competitive run and 5km fun run categories.

The 10km run was further divided into Sarawak Energy Men and Women, Men and Women Open and Utility categories.

The top three winners for the 10km Men Open Category were Mohd Jironi Riduan, Chong Yen Boon and Looi Mun Fai while the top three winners for the 10km Women Open Category were Lee Leh Ha, Hii Yieng Nyuk and Chang Chin Lian respectively.

The top three winners received RM600, RM500 and RM400 respectively.

For the Sarawak Energy Men Category, the top three winners were Franklin Wee Tek Jum, Vincent Ling Hua Soon and Suharwardi Dahlan while the Women Category top three winners were Hamdiah Wahid, Daphne Wong Hieng San and Sabariah Narawi respectively.

This category offered the first prize winner RM400, RM350 for second prize and RM300 for third prize winners.

In the Utility category, Sarawak Energy emerged as champion with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) in second and third place respectively.

The Utility Games saw the participation of utility companies in the region, including SESB, TNB, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), Taiwan Smart Grid Industry Association (TSGIA) and China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC).

Representatives from various charitable bodies posing with their mock cheques after the cheque presentation ceremony.

Meanwhile, Sarawak Energy managed to raise a total of RM51,655 from the run and the funds were distributed to five local charitable bodies, namely Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society, Lembaga Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Sarawak, Kuching Autistic Association, The Salvation Army Children’s Home and Lion’s Nursing Home Kuching.

The cheques were presented by SEB Power’s chief executive officer (CEO) James Ung and executive vice-president for Strategy & Corporate Development Ting Ching Zung, who is also the Utility Games organising chairman. — DayakDaily